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Central Florida teacher, a veteran with PTSD, says his medical marijuana prescription may cost him his job

Orlando Sentinel - 1/17/2020

Jan. 17--A Marion County teacher fears he may lose his job over the medical marijuana he's prescribed for PTSD, according to news reports.

Michael Hickman told WESH-Channel 2 that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving as a Marine in Desert Storm.

Hickman was recently promoted to a dean at Belleview High School, about 9 miles southeast of Ocala, the TV station reported.

The WESH report said the marijuana showed up in a drug test the school board required Hickman to take after he was hurt breaking up a fight.

"School officials said taking medical marijuana is legal according to state law, but not legal according to federal law" and that it could hurt federal funding for the school system.

Read more and see a video at WESH-Channel 2.


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